Louis Eugène Roy entering the National Palace

Louis Eugène Roy entering the National Palace

Here is a picture of the interim president of Haiti Louis Eugène Roy as he is entering the National Palace

In Roy's inauguration speech he spoke about the weighty duty he had accepted to prepare Haiti for the next stage of independence. He predicted electoral campaigns would be conflict-ridden, but advised all political actors to keep in mind their service to the nation's needs. He talked about the economy, which had forced large segments of the population to migrate elsewhere. And he defined the job that lay ahead was to increase production, meet day-to-day needs, and educate future generations, who could continue to move Haiti forward. He ended his inaugural address with ". . . Haiti must emerge victorious from the test: and this will depend . . . (on) our wisdom alone."

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